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History of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, division of the giant Mitsubishi Corporation, is one of the most important Asian brands in what refers to the manufacture of vehicles, especially cars and light trucks. It has a significant global presence with numerous products, and it has been the first manufacturer of automobiles in the Japan.

Its logo consists of three diamonds, derived in turn from the Mitsubishi brand name: a mixture of "Mitsu" and "Hishi", meaning three and diamond respectively. Their cars have a reputation for rugged, solvents and very well made in mechanics. In addition brand image is looked after to the end, so the service to the client and the quality of their products is first.

Beginning of Mitsubishi

The powerful Mitsubishi company was founded in May 1870 by Yatar? Iwasaki, son of a samurai family. At first he devoted himself to maritime transport.

End of the 19th century, the company began to diversify its activities, being born the Mitsubishi Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation Bank (internal group financing) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which included car-producing section.

In 1917, pioneered brand building a vehicle series in Japan. This car was called Mitsubishi A, and only produced around twenty units.

During and after WWII

During the second world war manufactured military equipment such as tanks and even remembered aircraft fighter Zero, used by pilots called 'kamikaze' suicide. After this war, the participation of Mitsubishi was fundamental to economic and social resurgence of Japan.

Only nine years they produced the Jeep Willys, by being focused on turnover of buses and trucks, with a total circulation of motorcars and even scooters. Although the United States disbanded the Consortium as dangerous for peace, little by little they were regrouping different divisions. At the end of the 50's, Japanese automotive received stimuli and Mitsubishi 500, a four-seater model with ? engine launched water-cooled litres. Since 1963 the range grew more, with models such as the Colt, Galant and Debonair.

Finally in 1970 was born a division exclusively dedicated to the production of vehicles: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Between is the 80's decade, growth was very considerable, with quite a few new releases and exports. In 1986 the brand comes to Spain, thanks to a contribution from Mercedes Benz.

Recent years of Mitsubishi

In the 1990s, Mitsubishi suffered serious financial problems, so had to ally themselves with Volvo in a Dutch plant to manufacture. He then teamed up with the Daimler-Chrysler Group, which, since 2000, joined the Japanese firm to control. But when this group left the Administration in 2004, the crisis returned to threaten.

Why was entered into a deep reorganization that so far seems to have given good results. They increased their participation, inter alia thanks to alliances with Volkswagen or PSA, and development of excellent cars or renewals thereof, as the sports sedan Lancer Evo, the Outlander truck or the medium pick-up Raider.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sports compact car and was manufactured between 1989 and 2011. The 1996 model year witnessed the addition of a convertible body style. The name that was given to this car was based upon a English Racehorse of the 18th Century that remained unbeaten for 26 races.

Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200

The Mitsubishi Triton is a compact pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Mitsubishi motors, which was better known as Mitsubishi Forte. Its production started in the year 1978 and Mitsubishi decided to take it off the production in the year 1986. This particular pickup truck wasn’t sold in the home market for some time.

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer is produced through Japanese manufacturer by Mitsubishi Motors from 1973.It is also known with several names depending on different countries at several times. Sometimes it is known as Colt Lancer, Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Lancer, Hindustan Lancer ...

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (US) 2003 274HP (202 kW) @ 6500 rpm 13.1 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR Tommi Makinen GF-CP9A 1999 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
3 Mitsubishi Toppo BJ S 4WD Automatic 1998 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Outlander 24MS DBA-CW5W 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Colt Galant 2000 1976 99HP (73 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Lancer 1600 GTi-16v 1989 96HP (70 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Proudia Dignity GH-S43A 1999 279HP (205 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Mitsubishi Mirage 1500 GDi Dingo Pearl 1999 106HP (78 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Galant Viento-4 Automatic E-74A 1994 170HP (125 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ 1989 63HP (47 kW) @ 7500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2011 162HP (119 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
12 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Automatic 1994 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
13 Mitsubishi Tredia 1600 Turbo 1983 113HP (83 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Outlander 24M DBA-CW5W 2005 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.5 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Colt 1250 EL 1979 55HP (41 kW) @ 0 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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